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Call to Prayer: 30th June 2024 General Election 2024

Jun 25, 2024
Lindsey Sanderson
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On behalf of the churches that we serve, we encourage Christians in Scotland to engage actively, constructively, and charitably in the democratic process of the General Election called for 4th July 2024.

We pray:


God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Maker of heaven and earth

And of all things visible and invisible.

We turn to you in search of wisdom for our times

And the assurance that, in all things,

You remain sovereign and ruler over all.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


You are sovereign and ruler over all

And so, in the discerning of who might best govern our nation,

We turn to you once more.

Grant to us, and to all who seek your will,

A desire to see good governance established

In the interests of all who inhabit these lands.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

You are concerned for the interests of all

And you deny to no one the dignity and integrity

That belong to all who are made in your image.

Grant to us a concern for all who stand on the margins of society

And the courage to affirm their dignity and integrity

And so to stand in solidarity with them.

Lord, in your mercy,                

Hear our prayer.


You stand in solidarity with us,

Even through Jesus Christ

Your Word made flesh who lived amongst us.

Grant to us the ongoing commitment to pray for, and to engage with,

Those who are elected to govern in our name

That we might see our society better reflect the Kingdom that is to come.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our pray.


Rt Rev Dr Shaw Paterson, Moderator of the General Assembly, Church of Scotland

Most Rev. Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Roman Catholic Church

Most Rev. Mark Strange, Primus, on behalf of the College of Bishops, Scottish Episcopal Church

Col. Sylvia Hinton, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army

Adwoa Burnley, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Rev. Colin Brown, Moderator, United Free Church of Scotland

Rev. Callum Macleod, Moderator, Free Church of Scotland

Rev. Lindsey Sanderson, Moderator, United Reformed Church (Scotland)

Rev. Martin Hodson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland

Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church (Scotland)

Rev. Ruairidh MacRae, Chair, Congregational Federation in Scotland

Pastor Chris Gbenle, Provincial Pastor, Province of Scotland, Redeemed Christian Church of God

Rt Rev Kenneth Nowakowski, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London